tek- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root tek-: oxytocic, polytocous, thane, tocology, tocopherol.


To beget, give birth to.

1. Suffixed form *tek-no-, child. thane from Old English thegn, freeman, nobleman, military vassal, warrior, from Germanic *thegnaz, boy, man, servant, warrior.
2. Suffixed o-grade form *tok-o-. oxytocic, polytocous, tocology from Greek tokos, birth.

[Pokorny 1. tek- 1057.]

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